Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Provisional On The Move
Tonight, I graduated from my New York Junior League Provisional Class.
Provisional period is sort of like pledging a sorority. You have been accepted into the organization, but you're not quite a member yet. You have to go to meetings and volunteer at events and fulfill requirements before you can be considered an "Active". At the end of your Provisional period, you nominate a member of your class (about 15 girls) that you believe to be the "Provisional On The Move". This girl shows promise, she has stood out, and she deserves to be recognized. She is announced at graduation, in front of the 150+ other Provisionals, gets called up to the front of the room, is presented with a certificate/flowers, and gets her photo taken with the president of Junior League.
Tonight, I was named Provisional On The Move.
I came home and cried. I am honored and undeserving; happy and sad; surprised and unprepared; confident and nervous. I can't believe that girls voted for me, that people thought I was worthy of such an award. I feel unbelievably appreciated. The past few weeks have been trying and I have broken down more than I care to admit. This was just the pick-me-up I need and I feel very, very lucky.
The above photo was taken with my Provisional group shortly after I was given the award. I feel very fortunate to know these women and that they see something in me that perhaps I don't yet see in myself.